Film review: 'Viceroy's House'

Film review: 'Viceroy's House'

Dramatizing the 1947 Partition of India, "Viceroy's House" finds Lord Mountbatten sent to oversee the peaceful transfer of power as the British Empire relinquishes three centuries of control over India.


Film review: 'mother!'

The Las Vegas-based polling firm CinemaScore, since 1978, has been conducting weekly surveys of moviegoers, asking them to assign a letter grade based on their reaction to a new release they’ve just seen. The system gives some insight into the average person’s movie opinions and, for the studios, helps gauge how successful their films might be.

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Film review: 'Stronger'

Director David Gordon Green brings the real-life story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman to the screen.

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Further north

The Toronto International Film Festival continues through Sunday, but my time there has sadly reached an end. What follows are a few more quick reactions to a few of films that made an impression over the past week.

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Film recap: Toronto International Film Festival 2017

With Toronto just a relatively short drive from Rochester, it’s well worth the trip for one of the largest and widely attended film festivals in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival is held each September and — along with the Venice and Telluride film festivals — marks the beginning of the fall prestige movie season and the official kick-off the year’s Oscar race.

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Film review: 'It'

Professional clowns have been up in arms over the release of “It,” the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a demonic evil that most frequently takes the form of a clown known as Pennywise. After last year’s sinister clown sightings around the country, they’re not eager for more bad publicity.

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Film review: ‘Menashe’

Set in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, “Menashe” is a gentle dramedy about a Hasidic widower named (you guessed it) Menashe (played by Menashe Lustig), as he muddles his way through life. The charismatic, but rather hapless young man is cursed with a personality that often butts up against the conservative traditions of his religion, and he struggles to fit in with this most insular of communities.

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Film review: ‘Home Again’

Everything you need to know about Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s charming romantic fantasy, “Home Again,” can be summed up with a single shot of a sign for an elementary school play attended by the film’s characters. It’s the sort of sign you can tell the director saw as having a rough around the edges, school project kind of look about it.

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Witness Palestine series branches out in sixth year

The Witness Palestine Film Series, back for a sixth year, continues its mission to spotlight the human rights issues at the heart of the decades-spanning conflict between Palestine and Israel. Along with the annual film series (which runs through the beginning of October), this year's festival branches out with a multidisciplinary program of events that kicks off this weekend with a talk by keynote speaker, novelist, essayist, and poet Susan Abulhawa on Sunday, September 10, at 2 p.m.

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Film review: 'Tulip Fever'

The long-delayed period romance, "Tulip Fever," comes to theaters amidst of flurry of expectations spurred on by its disastrous production history and a spectacularly botched theatrical release.

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Film review: 'The Oath'

Baltasar Kormákur directs Icelandic revenge thriller "The Oath," which finds a protective father turning to bloodshed in order to keep his family safe.

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On Beauty @ The Little Theatre

On Beauty @ The Little Theatre

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Tim's Vermeer @ Main Street Arts

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